Maker Faire Bay Area will not be held this May in 2020. Numerous factors including the potential impact of coronavirus as well as the transition last summer of Maker Media to Make: Community have influenced this decision. We have looked at dates for Maker Faire Bay Area in the Fall but we won’t decide to go ahead with an event until we can evaluate the impact and implications of this situation.
We appreciate the support and participation of so many makers and attendees for fourteen years at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo. We continue to see the positive impact that the maker movement is having on education, community building, and business. We are thinking of new ways that we might create connections within the community and help grow and develop the community of makers around the world.
Thanks for a Spectacular Weekend!
PROGRAM GUIDE + MAP
Browse featured presenters and makers across 8 stages and more than 500 exhibits, and a map of Maker Faire Bay Area 2019. Downloadable PDF!
The Future We Make: Explore The 2019 Highlights
The future of 3D printing (spoiler: it’s now), AI, machine learning, open-source, digital fabrication, microcontrollers, DIY drones, the “right” to repair, and more.
Lacemaking, felting, laser cutting, soldering, light saber training, unicorns, breadboards, and more. Plus 40 advance-registration workshops for more in-depth, hands-on experiences.
Art + Spectacle
Giant sculptures, kinetic art, and racing mechs: meet some of the fantastic (and fantastical) works coming to Maker Faire Bay Area this year.
From projects that bring the cosmos to the classroom, to startups and venerable players pursuing innovative and beneficial commercial endeavors, the space community has new ventures happening on all sides.
Solving the world’s largest problem takes agile and open minds, prowess and fluency in technology, and interdisciplinary thinking. Climate protection is on the mind and in the hands of makers at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019.
Meet the 2019 Makers
The Crucible's skilled faculty will demonstrate Blacksmithing, and will host hands-on workshops in Leatherworking and Metal Clay Jewelry making. Our poofers, two button-activated fire effects, will be on site for folks to interact with!
The Power Racing Series
Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids’ ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class. Haul it to one of our many races!
A 30' mechanical centipede invades Make Faire 2019! Constructed of re-purposed materials, wheel chair components and over 1300 addressable LEDs. Meet the makers, spin up her walking mechanism, and broadcast your own custom light display!
Steam power by KSW
Come see how things were done over 100 years ago! See lumbering steam engines turn water and wood into heat, power, and electricity! Print your own Maker Faire drink coaster. Watch the gears turn on our 12 foot orrery and feel the foundry in action!
Black Oak Wilderness School
Black Oak Wilderness School is a wilderness survival and traditional skills school based in Oakland CA. Our programs include camping trips and shop makers classes for adults and teens to learn about traditional living and self reliance.